Legal Counsel - Transaction Banking - Wholesale Banking in Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates

at Standard Chartered Bank

Industry
Banking / Financial Services
Specialization
Legal
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

We are seeking a Legal Counsel to joing our regional Wholesale Banking Legal team based in Dubai, UAE. Your focus would be Transaction Banking (Trade Finance/Cash Management) amd you should have an expertise in this area. 

Responsibilities

1.To provide legal support to the Wholesale Bank in the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa.
2.To provide legal support on a transactional, product and project basis for the Transaction Banking business. The role will cover MEPA, with a principal focus on trade finance and cash management. 
3.To assist the Wholesale Bank in procuring that appropriate forms of legal documents are used for dealings with third parties which contain adequate protections and remedies to address credit and event risk, and to help determine that transactions with third parties are valid and enforceable under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions.
4.To assist in the negotiation and completion of contractual documentation with customers and counterparties.
5.To control the quality and cost of legal services provided by external law firms and overseas counsel (as appropriate).

•Commonwealth qualified lawyer, with strong trade finance and lending experience. An understanding of the key features of Middle East relevant laws and regulations would be useful. The candidate should independent, tenacious, robust and resilient. 

•Review standard-form documentation and ensure that it remains appropriate in the light of all legal and regulatory developments and all internal policy requirements.

•Provide guidance to Transaction Banking and internal clients, including the various documentation units (confirmations, master agreements, etc), on acceptable amendments to approved standard form documentation and review and approve any non-standard documents or material departures from approved standard form documentation in particular cases.

•Where standard form documentation does not exist or is not considered appropriate, draft and negotiate documentation on an ad-hoc basis. 

Requirements

•Educational background to degree level/post-graduate & professional studies as necessary to fulfil this role
•We would preferably need a commonwealth qualified lawyer, with strong trade finance and lending experience. 
•An understanding of the key features of Middle East relevant laws and regulations would be useful. 
•The candidate should independent, tenacious, robust and resilient. 
•Personal authority and integrity
•Independence and resilience
•An inquisitive approach to practices, procedures and specific transactions
•Effective communicator and team player
•It is preferable that you are an Arabic speaker 

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